Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Ability by M. M. Vaughan - - OPTIONAL

Vaughan, M.M. The Ability, 330 pgs. McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster). 2014. $6.99. Language: G (0 swears); Violence: PG; Mature Content: G. 

12-year-old Christopher Lane gets in trouble at school.  The teachers and the headmaster hate him, and his home life is terrible.  His father is dead and his mother has been grieving for several years, won’t leave the house, and Chris is trying to keep it together. So, when the offer comes to go to a full tuition scholarship, special school to hone and train his “ability”, Chris accepts! It’s a small school, with only a few other students, and they receive the royal treatment, but can the children learn to control their abilities in time to save the Prime Minister?  

The first book in The Ability series, I’d hoped it would be more interesting, that the premise would develop better, that it would be better written.  

EL MS -- OPTIONAL Lisa Librarian

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